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Alumni Association Board announces new members

Jul. 18, 2017, 5:49 PM

The Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board is pleased to announce eight new members who began three-year terms July 1.

“I am excited to welcome our new members. They have been great volunteers for the university and bring a diversity of insight and experience to the board,” said Perry Brandt, BA’74, JD’77, president of the Alumni Association Board.

Kelly Gentry

Kelly Gentry, BSN’84, is director at the Oklahoma Center for Adult Stem Cell Research in Oklahoma City, Okla. She is a CoRPs volunteer, Giving Day ambassador, VUconnect career adviser and parent of Garner, BE’16.

Sam Kim

Sam Kim, BA’00, is the assistant chief counsel for the Department of Homeland Security. He lives in Larkspur, Calif. He is a social media ambassador, CoRPs volunteer, VUconnect career adviser, and served as Reunion 2015 attendance chair for his class.

Jodie Leeka

Jodie Leeka, BE’10, ME’11, is a senior consultant with Deloitte Capital Asset Advisory in Washington, D.C. She is a CoRPs volunteer, former Washington, D.C., Chapter president, and was the Reunion 2015 weekend chair for her class.

Jodi Mahon

Jodi Mahon, BS’88, is a consultant with JLM Diversified in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a CoRPs volunteer, a past Summer Send-off Party host, and parent of Tori, BS’16, and Sarah, Class of 2018.

Kellie Montoya

Kellie Montoya, BA’04, is manager of international projects for Baptist Health South Florida. She lives in Miami, Fla. She is the co-president of the Miami chapter, social media ambassador, and a Reunion and CoRPs volunteer.

Anu Pardeshi

Anu Pardeshi, BS’00, MS’02, MBA’04, is vice president of the investment research group at Capital One in Nashville, Tenn. He is a past Student-Alumni program and current CoRPs volunteer, former Owen Alumni Board member, and currently serves on the Owen Corporate Committee.

Corey Ponder

Corey Ponder, BS’07, is the privacy program manager at Facebook in San Francisco, Calif. He has been a volunteer for the Washington, D.C., Chapter, CoRPs, Reunion, Student-Alumni programs, and the GOLD Challenge as well as a social media ambassador and member of the GOLD Council.

Damonta Morgan

Additionally, the Vanderbilt Board of Trust selected Damonta Morgan, BA’17, of Clarksdale, Miss., to serve on the Alumni Association Board as young alumni leader before joining the Board of Trust July 1, 2020, for a two-year term. Damonta will start graduate school at Columbia University this fall.

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